Here’s my ‘Twist’ on a traditional dinner idea. I am sharing breakfast for dinner! I have found it’s perfectly appropriate to indulge in comfort foods every once and again. This is my comfort food. What is yours? I would love to hear from you. “Follow” me on Twitter or “Like” me on Facebook @cubanwithatwist or email me at [email protected]

Ingredients:

1 Loaf of French Brioche or egg bread
1 Honeycrisp apple
6 fresh mint leaves
2 eggs-scrambled to create egg wash
8 oz. of crème fraiche Madagascar vanilla
2 tablespoons of raw sugar
2 tablespoons of vanilla sugar
1 tablespoon of rum
2 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice apple into thin slices, place on aluminum foil.
  3. Sprinkle apple slices with one tablespoon of raw sugar and one tablespoon of vanilla sugar. 
  4. Seal apple slices and sugar mixture in aluminum foil. Place in oven for 15 to 20 minutes to soften.
  5. Create egg wash, (scramble two eggs in a small dish), finely chop mint leaves and mix into egg wash.
  6. Slice French brioche bread into 1 – 1 1/2 inch slices.
  7. Dip bread slices into egg wash coating both sides evenly.
  8. Prepare skillet/fry pan on medium heat to melt butter, watch closely to not burn butter.
  9. Add soaked bread slices onto heated pan and cook until the egg coating is golden brown on one side; flip over and repeat with the uncooked side.
  10. Once golden brown on both sides, remove bread from skillet/fry pan. Set on to plate to cool.
  11. Remove apples from oven. 
  12. Transfer apples into bowl or directly into skillet/fry pan used to cook brioche, add remaining sugar, vanilla extract and rum; simmer on low for 3 to 4 minutes. 
  13. To plate: Place one piece of bread on plate, add a generous layer of crème fraîche, place another piece of bread on top, add another layer of crème fraîche, top with apple rum vanilla slices and simple syrup mixture.

Additional Tips:

• To save time, pre-slice the bread in advance.
• Top with confectioners sugar or cinnamon-it is all based on your own personal ‘Twist’

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